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TIANJIN UNIVERSITY TESTS LONG-RANGE UUV

by wade on June 30, 2014

Researchers with Tianjin University, one of the largest multidisciplinary engineering universities in China, have completed a test of the autonomous underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV), "Haiyan," in the South China Sea, the Qingdao News reports in an online story postedf Junbe 29, 2014.   During the test, the vehicle worked consecutively for 21 days and reached a depth of 1,094 meters. With an endurance of 30 days, the torpedo-shaped vessel moves at a maximum underwater speed of close to six kilometers per hour, reports China's largest online news source. Read more.

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RDC INVESTS IN CORROSION RESEARCH AT COASTAL TEST SITE

by wade on June 10, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 04 June 2014) The Research and Development Corporation (RDC) is pleased to announce an investment of $598,000 to build research and development capacity and expertise in corrosion research, an area of significant interest for the oil and gas, marine shipping and other industries who work in the Arctic and other harsh environments.   Read more.

INDUSTRY INPUT SOUGHT ON UN AND EU SEABED MINING POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

by wade on May 5, 2014

(Hawaii, USA; 30 April 2014) The WOC is working to help ensure ocean industry input to key international developments on policies, regulations, planning and priorities for responsible development of deep sea mineral resources and the environmental management of ocean areas beyond national jurisdiction.

The ocean business community is encouraged to make sure that government and inter-governmental agencies have full and balanced information regarding the use of ocean resources important for societal needs and development of the “Blue Economy”.
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OCEAN INDUSTRIES AND THE GLOBAL OCEANS ACTION SUMMIT

by wade on April 6, 2014

(Paris, Fr.; 2 April 2014) The World Ocean Council is working to help ensure ocean business community participation in the Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth (The Hague, 22 - 25 April 2014).   Read more.

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USING SHIPPING INDUSTRY DATA TO ADVANCE ARCTIC SCIENCE

by wade on March 31, 2014

(Paris, France; 24 March 2014) The World Ocean Council is advancing the role of industry in gathering Arctic ocean, weather and climate data by:

  • Convening a roundtable on data collection from vessels at the Arctic Shipping Forum (Helsinki, 8-10 April, 2014)
  • Leading discussions on science and industry collaboration on ocean/climate observations at the Arctic Observing Summit (Helsinki, 9-11 April, 2014)
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